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Shops in Rome Jewish Area Defaced

August 16, 1993
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Four shops in a Jewish neighborhood of Rome were defaced last week with anti-Semitic graffiti believed to have been scrawled by skinheads.

The incident apparently took place the night of Aug. 11. The following morning, big swastikas were found to have been spray-painted on the shutters of four clothing boutiques, at least two of which are owned by Jews. The word “Jew” was also written.

“I didn’t receive any threats, I only found what was scrawled there,” the proprietor of one of the shops, Jacqueline Frig, told reporters.

Police were investigating local skinheads as possible perpetrators. A hangout for racist, shaven-headed youth near the scene of the incident was shuttered by police a few months ago.

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